Have Yourself A Record-Breaking Family Christmas!

Published: Thu 18 Dec 2008 03:42 PM
News release
17 December 2008
Have Yourself A Record-Breaking Family Christmas!
The Christmas holidays are nearly here and it’s time once again to come up with inventive ways to occupy the kids.
If you’re looking for ideas that don’t cost a lot but will guarantee hours of family fun, how about finding out who has what it takes to be a Guinness World record breaker!
Here are four records that each member of the family could try at the beach, at the bach or in the back garden:
• Mum – ‘longest time to spin a frying pan on one finger’ – current record 14 minutes.
• Dad – ‘fastest time to solve a Rubik’s cube’ – current record 9.55 seconds.
• Brother - most spoons on the face’ – current record 16.
• Sister - ‘most yo-yos spun at once’ – current record 9.
The 2009 edition of Guinness World Records provides plenty of inspiration for aspiring record breakers and New Zealand even has its own resident record breaker – Alastair Galpin – who holds over 20 records and has attempted over 50 to date. Who knows, one of the family could become the next Alastair Galpin!
The 2009 edition of Guinness World Records is available from all leading booksellers and features thousands of new and updated records, unique photography and for the first time ever 3D special features including a set of 3D glasses.
Editor’s notes:
• It’s really easy to submit a record breaking idea to Guinness World Records. All you need to do is go to, click on ‘Break A Record’ and follow the instructions.
• Guinness World Records is the universally recognised authority on record-breaking achievements. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 20 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe. Guinness World Records celebrated its 50th anniversary edition in 2004, a year after the sale of its 100 millionth copy. The Guinness Word Records website ( receives more than 11 million visitors a year.

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